Weekend Box Office: 'The Wolverine' Takes No. 1, 'The Conjuring' Holds Strong at 2

By JJ Duncan on
(From 20th Century Fox | New Line CInema)The Wolverine slashed its way to the top of the box office this weekend, taking a weaker-than-expected $55 million domestically, but winning big internationally with an additional $86.1 million. That counts as a success for director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman, who are looking to good word of mouth for the movie's sustained success. Unlike its 2009 predecessor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine won mostly favorable reviews, and an A...Read Full Story

Zimbio Review - 'Fruitvale Station' Celebrates Oscar Grant's Life

By Joe Robberson on
(The Weinstein Company) The Bottom Line Should you see it? Yes. Why? It's an old-fashioned, expertly-detailed drama that celebrates the life of Oscar Grant the man, not the story. It's easy to think of Tupac Shakur watching Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station. The ex-con doing the Oak-town daddy thing. But this movie isn't a ghetto romance like Poetic Justice, it's a classic featuring clean, fundamental filmmaking about a horrific real life tragedy that eschews politics. Directed by...Read Full Story

What's New in Theaters: July 12, 2013

By Joe Robberson on
(Getty Images | Warner Brothers | Bauer Griffin)Pacific RimDirected by Guillermo del ToroStarring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Clifton Collins Jr., Diego Klattenhoff, Burn GormanGuillermo del Toro's highly-anticipated creature feature finally arrives this week after blowing everyone away last year at Comic-Con. Giant aliens have emerged from beneath the ocean floor and are wreaking havoc on Earth. But the humans have a plan: They build giant robots to...Read Full Story